Boston Area Locals Lifting Bruins During Playoff Run

Bruins play the Carolina Hurricanes Game 2

The Boston Bruins play the Carolina Hurricanes during the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 12, 2019. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Bruins are only six wins from a championship. But, it’s not just the household names — like Brad Marchand, David Pastrňák, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejčí, and Tuukka Rask — that have stepped up.

The Bruins also have a bunch of local guys who have lent a hand.

Centerman Charlie Coyle is from East Weymouth. He is tied for second on Boston with a dozen postseason points.

Wellesley’s Chris Wagner, ring wing for the Bruins, scored in the conference finals opener. Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy starred at Boston University and centerman Noel Acciari is from Johnston, Rhode Island.

Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is from Charlestown. He scored twice in Sunday’s Game 2 thumping of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Defenseman Torey Krug sat at the postgame podium with Grzelcyk, and said that this was special.

“We’re very prideful, but when you have local guys coming and doing it, and having the success that they’ve had, it’s a special feeling for them I’m sure. And we all get a little bit of energy off of it,” Krug said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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